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17 JunSubmerged:Stories of Australia's Shipwrecks: 17 June to 17 August 2019

Submerged exhibition
Starts: 17 Jun 2019
Ends: 17 Aug 2019
Location: City Library
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Contact: 4044 3720

Submerged: Stories of Australia's Shipwrecks is a display on tour from the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Come in and check it out at the City Library between 17 June through to 17 August.

Australia’s coast is the final resting place of over 11,000 shipwrecks – roughly one wreck for every three kilometers of coastline.
Queensland’s Sovereign and Foam are two of 14 wrecks whose stories feature in this nationally touring panel exhibition Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks uncovering Australia’s rich shipwreck history.

1 Julfirst5forever Pop up Library | Cairns Central Centre Stage

First 5 Forever
Starts: 01 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 01 Jul 2019 02:00 pm
Frequency: Every day, until 5 Jul 2019
Location: Cairns Central Shopping Centre 1/21 McLeod Street, Cairns City, QLD 4870
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Our lovely mobile library will be out and about at Cairns Central this July School Holidays. Ask our friendly staff about our first5forever program and enjoy our daily interactive storytime sessions which will take place at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm.

first5forever activities are proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.

2 JulBaby Rhyme Time | Earlville Library

Baby Rhyme Time
Starts: 02 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 02 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 1st Tuesday of the month
Location: Earlville Library
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Contact: 4044 3766

Regular Baby Rhyme Time sessions are held at several Branches of Cairns Libraries. Baby Rhyme Time is an interactive, fun program specifically for children from birth to 2 years.

This event does not run on public holidays.

2 JulStorytime | Gordonvale Library

Starts: 02 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 02 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 1st Tuesday of the month
Location: Gordonvale Library
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Contact: 4044 3778

Regular Storytime sessions are held at most Branches of Cairns Libraries. These sessions are aimed at the preschool aged child (3 to 5 years of age).

This event does not run on public holidays.

2 JulStorytime | Smithfield Library

Starts: 02 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 02 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every week on Tuesday
Location: Smithfield Library
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Contact: 4044 3711

Regular Storytime sessions are held at most Branches of Cairns Libraries. These sessions are aimed at the preschool aged child (3 to 5 years of age).

This event does not run on public holidays.

3 JulPaper Quilling | Earlville Library

Starts: 03 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 03 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month
Location: Earlville Library
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Contact: 4044 3766

Come along and learn the delicate art of paper quilling at Earlville Library. All welcome!

Paper Quilling is a craft in which paper is rolled, shaped and glued together to create beautiful designs.

This event does not run on public holidays.

3 JulSchool Holidays: LEGO Mania: tell me a story | Babinda Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 03 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 03 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Babinda Library
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Contact: 4067 8400

Recommended ages 4+

Join in the LEGO fun - create a LEGO masterpiece and write a story about it.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

3 JulSchool Holidays: NAIDOC Storytime | Manunda Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 03 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 03 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Manunda Library
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Contact: 4044 3779

Join us for a NAIDOC themed storytime.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

These first5forever activities are proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.

3 JulSchool Holidays: S.T.E.A.M Edison Robotics & Lego | Smithfield Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 03 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 03 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Smithfield Library
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Email:
Contact: REGISTER HERE

For children aged 7 yrs+ Bookings essential.

Explore the world of robotics and coding with Edisons. Learn about these small robots and see what you can make them do!

It is expected that all children are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

3 JulStorytime | City Library

Starts: 03 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 03 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every week on Wednesday
Location: City Library
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Contact: 4044 3720

Regular Storytime sessions are held at most Branches of Cairns Libraries. These sessions are aimed at the preschool aged child (3 to 5 years of age).

This event does not run on public holidays.

3 JulStorytime | Manunda Library

Starts: 03 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 03 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 1st Wednesday of the month
Location: Manunda Library
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Email:
Contact: 4044 3779

Regular Storytime sessions are held at most Branches of Cairns Libraries. These sessions are aimed at the preschool aged child (3 to 5 years of age).

This event does not run on public holidays.

4 JulPaper Quilling | City Library

Starts: 04 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 04 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every week on Thursday
Location: City Library
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Contact: 4044 3720

Come along and learn the delicate art of paper quilling at City Library. All welcome!

Paper Quilling is a craft in which paper is rolled, shaped and glued together to create beautiful designs.

This event does not run on public holidays.

4 JulSchool Holidays: Chalk it Up! | Stratford Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 04 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 04 Jul 2019 11:00 am
Location: Stratford Library
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Contact: 4044 3733

Recommended for all ages. BYO hates and water bottles.

We're taking the fun outside! Get creative and help transform the sidewalk in front of Stratford library into a colourful art display.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

4 JulEbooks and more! | Manunda Library

Ebooks and More
Starts: 04 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 04 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 1st Thursday of the month
Location: Manunda Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3779

Drop into Manunda Library and learn about our eLibrary and how you can access a huge range of resources from home. Optional:  BYO Android or Apple device.

Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am and no bookings required.

4 JulSchool Holidays: NAIDOC Storytime | Edmonton Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 04 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 04 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Edmonton Library
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Email:
Contact: 4044 3735

Join us for a NAIDOC themed storytime.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

These first5forever activities are proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.

4 JulStorytime | Earlville Library

Starts: 04 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 04 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every week on Thursday
Location: Earlville Library
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Contact: 4044 3766

Regular Storytime sessions are held at most Branches of Cairns Libraries. These sessions are aimed at the preschool aged child (3 to 5 years of age).

This event does not run on public holidays.

4 JulStorytime | Edmonton Library

Starts: 04 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 04 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 1st Thursday of the month
Location: Edmonton Library
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Contact: 4044 3735

Regular Storytime sessions are held at most Branches of Cairns Libraries. These sessions are aimed at the preschool aged child (3 to 5 years of age).

This event does not run on public holidays.

5 JulConversation Cafe | Stratford Library

Conversation Cafe
Starts: 05 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 05 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Stratford Library
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Contact: 4044 3733

Join us at Stratford Library for some good company and interesting conversations. Light refreshments provided.

All welcome!

This month's topic is What's involved in Wildlife Rescue.

5 JulSchool Holidays: LEGO Mania | Edmonton Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 05 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 05 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Edmonton Library
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Contact: 4044 3735

Recommended ages 4+

Everyone loves LEGO so come along and have some fun at Edmonton Library.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

5 JulSchool Holidays: Sand Art | City Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 05 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 05 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: City Library
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Contact: 4044 3720

Recommended for all ages.

Join in the fun and get creative in our sand art session!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

5 JulLEGO Mania | Smithfield Library - During School Term Only

LegoMania
Starts: 05 Jul 2019 03:30 pm
Ends: 05 Jul 2019 04:30 pm
Frequency: Every week on Friday
Location: Smithfield Library
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Contact: 4044 3711

Come join in the free fun of building with LEGO.

At Smithfield Library every Friday 3.30pm-4.30pm.

This program does not run during school holidays.

8 JulSchool Holidays: S.T.E.A.M Claymation Workshop | Gordonvale Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 08 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 08 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Gordonvale Library
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Email:
Contact: REGISTER HERE

For children aged 8 yrs+ Bookings essential.

Learn how to create your own movie animations using Stop-Motion Studio!

This fun and interactive workshop will explore the creative process of stop animation filmmaking and simple storytelling using digital technologies.

9 JulSchool Holidays: Zoo to You | Earlville Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 09 Jul 2019 09:30 am
Ends: 09 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Location: Earlville Library
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Contact: REGISTER HERE

Recommended for ages 5 yrs+ Bookings essential.

Join us for an exciting wild life experience with Zoo to You. Get up close to Australian native animals and learn about their habitats!

9 JulSchool Holidays: NAIDOC Storytime | Smithfield Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 09 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 09 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Smithfield Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3711

Join us for a NAIDOC themed storytime.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

These first5forever activities are proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.

9 JulStorytime | Stratford Library

Starts: 09 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 09 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
Location: Stratford Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3733

Regular Storytime sessions are held at most Branches of Cairns Libraries. These sessions are aimed at the preschool aged child (3 to 5 years of age).

This event does not run on public holidays.

9 JulSchool Holidays: Zoo to You | Earlville Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 09 Jul 2019 11:00 am
Ends: 09 Jul 2019 11:59 am
Location: Earlville Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: REGISTER HERE

Recommended for ages 5 yrs+ Bookings essential.

Join us for an exciting wild life experience with Zoo to You. Get up close to Australian native animals and learn about their habitats!

10 JulSchool Holidays: Meet the Snake Man | Manunda Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 10 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 10 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Manunda Library
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Contact: 4044 3779

Recommended for ages 8yrs+ 

Join Brian James as he provides a fascinating insight into snake life cycles, behaviour and identification.

10 JulSchool Holidays: S.T.E.A.M Spheros | Stratford Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 10 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 10 Jul 2019 11:00 am
Location: Stratford Library
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Email:
Contact: REGISTER HERE

For children aged 7 yrs+ Bookings essential.

Explore the exciting world of small programmable robots. Discover Sphero the robotic ball and how to code with them.

10 JulCIAF Storytime | City Library

CIAF Storytimes
Starts: 10 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 10 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: City Library
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Contact: 4044 3720

Join local Kuku Yalanji artist Merindi Schrieber in an interactive session of Bama stories and songs.

10 JulSchool Holidays: S.T.E.A.M Edison Robotics & Lego | Earlville Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 10 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 10 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Earlville Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: REGISTER HERE

For children aged 7 yrs+ Bookings essential.

Explore the world of robotics and coding with Edisons. Learn about these small robots and see what you can make them do!

It is expected that all children are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

10 JulSchool Holidays: World Storywaters with Michael Quinn | Smithfield Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 10 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 10 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Smithfield Library
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Contact: 4044 3711

Recommended for ages 5 yrs+ 

Join master storyteller Michael Quinn as he works his magic, bringing alive ancient tales from a variety of places and cultures. With an emphasis on audience participation, Michael weaves his tale using the crowd as characters.

11 JulBaby Rhyme Time | Smithfield Library

Baby Rhyme Time
Starts: 11 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 11 Jul 2019 11:00 am
Frequency: Every month on the 2nd Thursday of the month
Location: Smithfield Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3711

Regular Baby Rhyme Time sessions are held at several Branches of Cairns Libraries. Baby Rhyme Time is an interactive, fun program specifically for children from birth to 2 years.

This event does not run on public holidays.

11 JulCIAF Storytime | City Library

CIAF Storytimes
Starts: 11 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 11 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: City Library
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Contact: 4044 3720

Ray Marama will share cultural stories from Western Torres Strait and language songs for children.

11 JulSchool Holidays: NAIDOC Storytime | Earlville Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 11 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 11 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Earlville Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3766

Join us for a NAIDOC themed storytime.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

These first5forever activities are proudly funded and supported by the Queensland Government and the State Library of Queensland.

12 JulSchool Holidays: S.T.E.A.M Spheros | City Library

School Holiday Program
Starts: 12 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 12 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: City Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: REGISTER HERE

For children aged 8 yrs+ Bookings essential.

Explore the exciting world of small programmable robots. Discover Sphero the robotic ball and how to code with them.

14 JulCairns Libraries Annual Comic Fest Event | City Library

Starts: 14 Jul 2019 09:00 am
Ends: 14 Jul 2019 12:00 pm
Location: City Library
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Contact: 4044 3720

Start preparing your costumes because the Comic Fest event is happening once again!

Join us at the City Library for the Comic Fest event! Come dressed in cosplay or costume and take part in our program of FREE activities and events including:

  • Special guest presenter and award winning author/illustrator Nicki Greenberg
  • Super Hero Storytime
  • STEAM Station - Featuring Edison robots and STEM Catapult Challenge
  • Movie Screening & Comic Chillout room
  • Photobooth
  • Demi International Beauty - Cosplay & Costume make up demonstrations

More information to come so keep an eye on our website, hope to see you there!

14 JulComic Fest: Comic Art Workshop - Nicki Greenberg | City library

Starts: 14 Jul 2019 09:00 am
Ends: 14 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Location: City Library
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Contact: 4044 3720

Want to bring characters to life? Draw and create fabulous characters with award winning author and illustrator Nicki Greenberg. You'll explore facial expressions, body language, movement and environment and learn with some great new skills!

Suitable for Primary & Secondary Students (8 yrs+)

14 JulComic Fest: Superhero Storytime | City library

Starts: 14 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 14 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Location: City Library
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Contact: 4044 3720

Come dressed up as your favourite Superhero and join us at the Comic Fest for a Superhero storytime!

14 JulComic Fest: Author talk - Nicki Greenberg on Graphic Novels | City library

Starts: 14 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 14 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: City Library
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Contact: 4044 3720

What really happens between the frames? Meet award winning author and illustrator, Nick Greenberg as she unpacks the fascinating process of storytelling through graphic narratives and visual storytelling. Expect lots of images and plenty of surprising insights!

15 JulTech Savvy Seniors: Intro to Facebook | Earlville Library

Tech Savvy Seniors
Starts: 15 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 15 Jul 2019 12:30 pm
Location: Earlville Library Phone: 4044 3727
Web:
Email:
Contact: REGISTER HERE

By the end of the session you will be able to

- Create a new Facebook account

- Change your Facebook profile

- Search for Facebook friends

- Post to Facebook

Please Note:

Please bring along your Facebook user name AND password or  if you don’t  have a Facebook account, please bring your own smartphone which is required to sign up to a new Facebook account.  (Note: To sign up for Facebook you must provide your name, mobile phone number, gender and DOB.)

If you are unable to do wither of these you will be given a generic Facebook account on the day.

iPads will be supplied by Cairns Libraries - no BYO devices during sessions

Light refreshments will be provided (Tea and Coffee)

Places are limited, if you can’t make it for any reason please cancel your booking either by phone or online so others can take your place.

15 JulStorytime | Babinda Library

Starts: 15 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 15 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 3rd Monday of the month
Location: Babinda Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4067 1112

Regular Storytime sessions are held at most Branches of Cairns Libraries. These sessions are aimed at the preschool aged child (3 to 5 years of age).

This event does not run on public holidays.

16 JulBaby Rhyme Time | Earlville Library

Baby Rhyme Time
Starts: 16 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 16 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 3rd Tuesday of the month
Location: Earlville Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3766

Regular Baby Rhyme Time sessions are held at several Branches of Cairns Libraries. Baby Rhyme Time is an interactive, fun program specifically for children from birth to 2 years.

This event does not run on public holidays.

18 JulBaby Rhyme Time | Stratford Library

Baby Rhyme Time
Starts: 18 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 18 Jul 2019 11:00 am
Frequency: Every month on the 3rd Thursday of the month
Location: Stratford Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3733

Regular Baby Rhyme Time sessions are held at several Branches of Cairns Libraries. Baby Rhyme Time is an interactive, fun program specifically for children from birth to 2 years.

This event does not run on public holidays.

18 JulEbooks and more! | Manunda Library

Ebooks and More
Starts: 18 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 18 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 3rd Thursday of the month
Location: Manunda Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3779

Drop into Manunda Library and learn about our eLibrary and how you can asses a huge range of resources from home. Optional: BYO Android or Apple device.

Sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 10.30 - 11.30am and no bookings required.

23 JulTech Savvy Seniors: Watching TV and YouTube on your iPad | City Library

Tech Savvy Seniors
Starts: 23 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 23 Jul 2019 12:30 pm
Location: City Library Phone: 4044 3727
Web:
Email:
Contact: REGISTER HERE

By the end of the session you will be able to

-  Understand the difference between free vs subscription models of online/steaming video

- Use the iView App to watch ABC content

- Use YouTube App to find and watch content

Please Note:

You must register for this free event.

iPads will be supplied by Cairns Libraries - no BYO devices during sessions

Light refreshments will be provided (Tea and Coffee)

Places are limited, if you can’t make it for any reason please cancel your booking either by phone or online so others can take your place.

23 JulBaby Rhyme Time | Manunda Library

Baby Rhyme Time
Starts: 23 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 23 Jul 2019 11:00 am
Frequency: Every month on the 4th Tuesday of the month
Location: Manunda Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3779

Regular sessions are held at several Branches of Cairns Libraries. Baby Rhyme Time is an interactive, fun program specifically for children from birth to 2 years.

This event does not run on public holidays.

24 JulNo Waste No Worries Workshop | Smithfield Library

Recycling workshop
Starts: 24 Jul 2019 09:30 am
Ends: 24 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Location: Smithfield Library
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Contact: 4044 3711

Curious about recycling? Join us for our No Waste No Worries Workshop as part of Plastic Free July to learn about DIY cleaning products, plastic-free shopping and lots more!

25 JulWartime Walk | City Library

Wartime Walk 2019
Starts: 25 Jul 2019 09:00 am
Ends: 25 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Frequency: Every month on the 4th Thursday of the month, until 24 Oct 2019
Location: City Library
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Email:
Contact: Phone 4044 3720

Take a step back in time to explore the buildings of Cairns City and their use during the wars. Cost: $5.00, payable to the RSL Sub Branch.

Walks start 9am at the City Library, walking time approximately 2 hours, concluding at the Cairns RSL Sub Branch. Morning tea provided.

25 JulBaby Rhyme Time | City Library

Baby Rhyme Time
Starts: 25 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 25 Jul 2019 11:00 am
Frequency: Every month on the 4th Thursday of the month
Location: City Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3720

Regular sessions are held at several Branches of Cairns Libraries. Baby Rhyme Time is an interactive, fun program specifically for children from birth to 2 years.

This event does not run on public holidays.

26 JulFilm Club | City Library

Film Club
Starts: 26 Jul 2019 12:00 pm
Ends: 26 Jul 2019 02:30 pm
Location: City Library
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Email:
Contact: 4044 3720

Join fellow movie lovers each month at the City Library for a screening and discussion in a relaxed setting.

This month's movie is Welcome.

29 JulTech Savvy Seniors: Accessing info online | Manunda Library

Tech Savvy Seniors
Starts: 29 Jul 2019 10:00 am
Ends: 29 Jul 2019 12:30 pm
Location: Manunda Library Phone: 4044 3727
Web:
Email:
Contact: REGISTER HERE

By the end of the session you will be able to

- Use a Browser App to search and navigate the internet

- Find a variety of useful web sites

- Find information on the web sites

-  Use the internet safely

Please Note:

iPads will be supplied by Cairns Libraries - no BYO devices during sessions

Light refreshments will be provided (Tea and Coffee)

Places are limited, if you can’t make it for any reason please cancel your booking either by phone or online so others can take your place.

31 JulConversation Cafe | Smithfield Library

Conversation Cafe
Starts: 31 Jul 2019 10:30 am
Ends: 31 Jul 2019 11:30 am
Location: Smithfield Library
Web:
Email:
Contact: 4044 3711

Join us at Smithfield Library for some good company and interesting conversations. Light refreshments provided.

All welcome!

This month's topic is Volunteering.